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Current Research: Archaeological Investigations at the Shackleford Creek Site (41SM494), Smith County, Texas
Caddo Archeology Journal
An archaeological survey in 2018 of the proposed Shackleford Creek Residential Development, a federally permitted project, in the upper Angelina River basin in East Texas by Tejas Archaeology identified the ancestral Caddo Shackleford Creek site (41SM494). Because the site was only investigated with a few shovel tests during the archaeological survey, although sufficient to identify the site extent and general characteristics of deposit depth and artifact content, but appeared to contain intact archaeological deposits of ancestral Caddo age, Nelson and Perttula recommended that the site warranted further evaluation by a plan of test excavations to determine its research potential and eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Tejas Archaeology completed the test excavations in February 2019.
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